WESTON, Mass. – The Newbury College men's volleyball team split Saturday afternoon's tri-match falling to host Regis College in five-sets, 3-2, in the first match of the day before blanking Citty College of New York, 3-0, in the second match.
Regis jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the match by taking the first set, but dropped the next two to fall behind 2-1. They rebounded for a 25-15 win in game four to force a fifth game, where they defeated the Nighthawks 15-9 for the conference victory.
Marcos Aguirre (Norwalk, Calif.) led the Pride attack with 11 kills and five blocks, while Ryan Conte (Oxnard, Calif.) joined him in double digit kills with 10 on the day. Brett Krahl (Santa Clarita, Calif.) added eight kills, while Brandon Tordoff (Coventry, R.I.), Ryan Husher (Camarillo, Calif.) and Sean Bisnett (Oxnard, Calif.) had six kills apiece. Husher added a team high-31 assists and seven total blocks, while Tordoff added 10 total blocks, and Bisnett led the team with nine digs.
Newbury was led by 14 kills from Chi Yin Li (Framingham, Mass.), with Wade Robidoux (Agawam, Mass.) adding 12 kills. Nile Fox (Hampton, Va.) also chipped in eight kills, six digs, and three blocks. Michael Holihan (Northampton, Pa.) posted a game-high 41 assists and nine digs, while Danny Tiner (Salem, N.H.) had nine kills of his own.
Newbury College 3, CCNY 0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-19)
The Nighthawks rebounded in the second match of the day, sweeping CCNY. Danny Tiner led the way with 11 kills, while Wade Robidoux added eight of his own. Nile Fox and Chi Yin Li had six kills apiece, with Li added a team-high 13 digs and two aces. Michael Holihan dished out 28 assists to go with three kills and three digs.
CCNY was led by a double-double of 13 kills and 11 digs from Anthony Reyes (Ozone Park, N.Y.). Jeffrey Yin (Staten Island, N.Y.) added five kills and 13 digs, while Leonel Pascual (Bronx, N.Y.) had four kills and 12 digs. Pascual and Reyes added two blocks a piece.
Newbury falls to 7-11 and 4-5 in conference play while Regis improves to 8-14 and 4-4 in NECC action. The Nighthawks return to the hard-court Wednesday evening, March 25th, when they look to complete the season sweep against Elms College at 7:00 p.m.
-- Game Story by: Chris Barroso, Director of Sports Information - Regis College